“Birthing on Country”: Lessons from Australia

collageThere is a growing recognition in Australia of the importance of “Birthing on Country” for Aboriginal women; that is, birthing in or close to ones home community. Some fabulous research has been done by a team led by Aboriginal women and Sue Kildea to assist non-Aboriginal health professionals to work more effectively with communities. The work is based on the recognition that the health beliefs of many remote communities have strong cultural systems that inform appropriate care and necessitate an understanding of context for health professionals offering the care. To read more about this program, please visit the website here.

**Please note that much of the website is devoted to ‘women’s business’ and therefore some parts are deemed not appropriate for men.**

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